ROGUE RIVER TRAIL HIKING TRIPS

Hike the Rogue River Trail in Southern Oregon

Originally built for pack mules supplying miners in the Rogue River canyon, the Rogue River Trail is now over 100 years old and has become one of the great historic trails in the country. More than 20 years ago Rogue Wilderness Adventures established the four day supported hiking trip featuring stays at historic lodges. You’ll have the luxury of hiking the trail with a day-pack, water, camera and a snack while the rest of your gear gets transported on the boat. Our raft-supported hiking trips also allow you to meet up with your guide and support-raft to replenish your water, sit down and have a great lunch, and get trail tips and highlights from the guide. Each evening you’ll arrive at one of the historic lodges and enjoy comfortable cabins, hot water and private bathrooms. Evenings include fun dinner conversation with other guests and the joy of falling asleep knowing you get to do it all again tomorrow.

Most of our hiking trips run in May and early June and again in September and October. In late June and July when the Rogue River Hiking Trail gets pretty hot in the afternoon we offer our Summer Hike Series trips. We start the day on these trips hitting the trail when it’s cool and breezy. Once the heat of the day sets in we get off the trail and get onto the rafts to cool off. This trip is a great combination of wilderness hiking on the Rogue River Trail and whitewater rafting on the Rogue River.

Our hiking trips begin at Grave Creek trailhead about 30 miles west of the town of Grants Pass. The elevation at the trail head is 689 feet and at Foster Bar the elevation is 474. Generally, you are walking down hill most of the way. The trip will take at least 4 days and 3 nights.

Rogue River Hiking Wild & Scenic Section: 4 Day Trips

Nationally protected since 1968, the Wild & Scenic Section of the Rogue River offers exciting whitewater, incredible hiking, overnight camping, historical lodges and cell phone-free adventures. Trips leave on specific dates due to permits. We offer a variety of unique hiking trips on the Rogue River.

4 Day Raft SupportedLodge to Lodge HikingSummer Hike SeriesLodge to Lodge Hiking/RaftingWiking TripsHiking & Wine Tasting  Bettys with BackpacksWomen's Only Hiking Trip Hopilicious HikeHiking & Beer Tasting

Wild & Scenic Section Services

Additional services that we provide for the DIY adventurer.

Rogue River Hiking Trail MapWild & Scenic SectionHiking Car ShuttlesShuttle You & Your Gear




4 Day Raft Supported Lodge to Lodge Hiking Trips


4 Day Raft Supported – Lodge to Lodge Hiking on the Rogue River
Wonderful escape from the modern world. No cell phones. You’re on vacation for four days with nature all around you. Hiking on the Rogue River trail is done between May and mid June and again September thru October. Hiking the trail in the summer is not recommended due to extreme heat and no shade on the trail. All Rogue Wilderness Adventures hiking trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available.


    2017 Trip Dates (4 day, 4 night lodge)
    May: 15, 23, 25, 30
    June: 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19
    September:  5, 10, 25, 30
    October: 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, 30

    Other dates may also be available, please call (800) 336-1647.

    • Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
    • Season: May/June and September/October
    • Age: Adults and Mature Youth
    • Start: 5:45 pm at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hike starts
    • 40 miles of hiking over four days
    • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
    • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
    • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
    • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
    • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river, the first night’s stay at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
    • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, Government access fees

    Daily Mileage
    Trail Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
    Trail Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
    Trail Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
    Trail Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


    (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

    Night 1
    5:45pm- your trip will begin with a meet and greet with your guides and fellow hikers. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrison’s Lodge Front office.
    6:45- Seating on Morrison’s deck for your four course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner

    Trail Day 1
    7:00 am- Breakfast buffet is available. Please inform the front desk when you would like to join breakfast upon check-in
    8:30 am- Meet your guides in front of Morrison’s front office. Have water shoes and alcohol/ extra beverages separate.
    8:45 am- Trail Orientation talk at Morrison’s Lodge
    9:30 am- Arrive at Trailhead
    9:40 am- Final Trip and Trail Talks
    10:15- 10:30 am- On the Trail
    4:30 pm- Ride across the river to Black Bar Lodge
    6:00 pm- Appetizers and Dinner. Generator is turned off at 10:00pm.

    Trail Day 2 
    7:30 am – Breakfast
    9:00 am – Load boats and cross river back to trail. (Common for hikers to ride boat for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
    10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
    4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
    6:00pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. Generator is on all night.

    Trail Day 3 
    8:00am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
    9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
    10:00 am – Hike up trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
    1:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
    2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

    Trail Day 4
    7:30 am – Breakfast
    8:30 am – On the trail.
    12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
    2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

    Take Out Instructions
    Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4 pm.



    What is the difficulty of the trail?
    The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

    What are the hazards on the trail?
    Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

    How high are the rapids ranked?
    Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

    What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
    On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses but, in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

    What do we wear?
    Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

    What do we bring?
    When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

    Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
    We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

    Do you provide drinks?
    We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

    What kind of food do you serve?
    We do a picnic style lunch that includes healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast on lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

    What lodges do we stay at on the river?
    Depends on the trip. We use Morrison’s, Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

    Lodging Options before and after your trip

    • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
    • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
    • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
    • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
    • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

    Campgrounds
    Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

    If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


    Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form


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    Summer Hike Series


    Summer Hike Series
    Raft Supported Hiking on the Rogue River Trail is our most popular and unique trip , but afternoon summer time on the trail can be just too hot. That’s why Rogue Wilderness has come up with a new exciting trip for you to experience the trail, but still stay cool in the summer heat: A hike and raft combo adventure! Most days will begin on the Rogue River Trail when the weather is cool and breezy.

    As the day heats up, your guides will pick you up from the trail and get you geared up for an afternoon on the rafts with sunshine and whitewater- maybe even a soak in a turquoise side creek! One full day of your trip will be dedicated to a side hike with lunch on the trail, followed with a float down an ancient volcanic canyon with the best whitewater on the Rogue!

    This trip aims to touch the best of the trail, best of the whitewater, and of course the best adventure the Rogue River canyon has to offer! Car shuttling is available.


      2017 Summer Hike Series Trip Dates
      June: 22, 29
      July: 6, 20

      Other dates may also be available, please call (800) 336-1647.

      • Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
      • Season: June and July
      • Age: Adults and Youth age 6-11
      • Start: 5:45 pm for trip orientation at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hiking/rafting trip starts
      • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
      • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
      • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
      • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
      • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, Government access fees

      * Please inquire about our discounted rates for lodging at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge before and after your trip.


      (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

      Night 1
      5:30 pm- You will meet for trip orientation. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrison’s Lodge Front office.

      Day 1: Possible 5 miles hike
      7:00 am – If you would like to join us for our breakfast buffet please go to the front desk after orientation to let them know
      8:30 am – Meet at Morrison’s Lodge to finalize packing begin orientation
      9:30 am – Final Trail Orientation, hit the trail for 3.5 miles
      11:00 am – Snack break
      12:00 pm – Lunch
      1:00 pm – On the river for lots of whitewater
      Evening appetizers and dinner at Black Bar lodge
      Generator is turned off at 10:00pm.

      Day 2: Possible 7 miles hike
      7:30 am – Breakfast
      8:30 am – Hit the trail!
      10:30 am – Snack break
      12:00 pm – Lunch
      1:00 pm – To the river!
      5:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
      6:00pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. Generator is on all night.

      Day 3: Possible 12 miles (subject to guide discretion) hike
      8:30 am – Head up Mule Creek Canyon for a day in a shady moss covered canyon
      12:00 pm – Lunch on the trail
      2:00 pm – To the river for the best rapids on the Rogue (optional)
      5:00 pm – Enjoy the evening at Paradise Lodge, one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

      Day 4: Possible 6 miles hike
      7:30 am – Breakfast
      8:30 am – On the trail.
      10:30 am – On the rafts.
      12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
      2:00 pm – Finish at the Foster Bar boat ramp.

      Take Out Instructions
      Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4 pm.



      What is the difficulty of the trail?
      The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

      What are the hazards on the trail?
      Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

      How high are the rapids ranked?
      Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

      What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
      On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses but, in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

      What do we wear?
      Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

      What do we bring?
      When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

      Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
      We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

      Do you provide drinks?
      We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

      What kind of food do you serve?
      We do a picnic style lunch that includes healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast on lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

      What lodges do we stay at on the river?
      Depends on the trip. We use Morrison’s, Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

      Lodging Options before and after your trip

      • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
      • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
      • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
      • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
      • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

      Campgrounds
      Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

      If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


      Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form

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      Wiking 2017: 4 Day Wine Hike on the Rogue River Trail

      Wiking – 4 Day Wine Hike on the Rogue River Trail
      “Wiking” is our wine hiking trip with the Rogue River as our backdrop. As with our hiking trips you’ll hike between wilderness lodges but, with “wiking”, we bring a winemaker on the trip and offer wines. The guest winemaker will present their wines at the lodges each evening, and offer insight into their craft.  The lodges are privately owned and welcome hungry and tired hikers each evening. The lodges are comfortable, clean and rustic.


        2017 Trip Dates
        (4 Day, 4 Night lodge)

        May: 30 June: 12, September 15

        • Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
        • Season: May/June and September/October
        • Age: Adults over 21
        • Start: 5:45 pm  at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hike starts
        • 40 miles of hiking over four days
        • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
        • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
        • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
        • Wine tastings at the lodges each evening
        • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the on fourth day
        • What’s Included: All meals, wine, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river, the first night’s stay at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
        • Not Included: Guide gratuity, Government access fees

        Daily Mileage
        Trail Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
        Trail Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
        Trail Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
        Trail Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


        (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

        Night 1
        5:45pm- your trip will begin with a meet and greet with your guides and fellow hikers. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrison’s Lodge Front office.
        6:45- Seating on Morrison’s deck for your four course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner

        Trail Day 1
        7:00 am- Breakfast buffet is available. Please inform the front desk when you would like to join breakfast upon check-in
        8:30 am- Meet your guides in front of Morrison’s front office. Have water shoes and alcohol/ extra beverages separate.
        8:45 am- Trail Orientation talk at Morrison’s Lodge
        9:30 am- Arrive at Trailhead
        9:40 am- Final Trip and Trail Talks
        10:15- 10:30 am- On the Trail
        4:30 pm- Ride across the river to Black Bar Lodge
        6:00 pm- Appetizers and Dinner. Generator is turned off at 10:00pm.

        Trail Day 2 
        7:30 am – Breakfast
        9:00 am – Load boats and cross river back to trail. (Common for hikers to ride boat for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
        10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trailside.
        4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
        6:00 pm – Dinner, wine tasting and fun evening at Marial Lodge. Generator is on all night.

        Trail Day 3 
        8:00 am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
        9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
        10:00 am – Hike up trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
        1:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
        2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek. Dinner and afternoon wine tasting on the deck.

        Trail Day 4
        7:30 am – Breakfast
        8:30 am – On the trail.
        12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
        2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

        Take Out Instructions
        Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival about 4 pm.



        What is the difficulty of the trail?
        The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

        What are the hazards on the trail?
        Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

        How high are the rapids ranked?
        Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

        What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
        On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

        What do we wear?
        Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

        What do we bring?
        When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

        Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
        We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

        Do you provide drinks?
        We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

        What kind of food do you serve?
        We do a picnic style lunch that include healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

        What lodges do we stay at on the river?
        Depends on the trip. We use Morrison’s, Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

        Lodging Options before and after your trip

        • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
        • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
        • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
        • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
        • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

        Campgrounds
        Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

        If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


        Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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        Bettys with Backpacks Hiking 4-Day Raft Supported Wilderness Lodge Trip

        2017 Bettys with Backpacks Hiking Trip – 4 Day Raft Supported – Lodge to Lodge Hiking on the Rogue River

        Our Bettys with Backpacks hiking trip is just for the ladies. Join us with your best girlfriends, mom, daughters, sister, or partner. This hiking trip in the Wild and Scenic Rogue River canyon is adventure you will never forget! Our raft supported hiking trip allows you to hike with a small day pack with a snack and water. Frequent stops along the river to meet up with the raft will allow you to refill your water and eat a snack or lunch. We stay in a riverside lodge every night with a just like home cooked meal, a hot shower and a comfortable bed. This is the perfect way to rest and recharge for the next day on the trail.

        All Rogue Wilderness Adventures hiking trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available.


          2017 Trip Date
          (4 day, 4 night lodge)

          May 17

          Bettys with Backpacks Hiking Trip: 

          • Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
          • Age: Ladies, friends, mothers, daughters, sisters
          • Start: 5:45 at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hike
          • 40 miles of hiking over four days
          • Raft with guide shadows hikers and carries gear, sets up lunch, available for first aid and boat ride when needed
          • Four days/four nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
          • Great food, lunches served trailside, fun dinners at lodges each evening
          • End: 4:30pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the fourth day
          • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
          • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, Government access fees

          Daily Mileage
          Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
          Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
          Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
          Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


          (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

          Night 1:
          5:45pm- your trip will begin with a meet and greet with your guides and fellow hikers. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrison’s Lodge Front office.
          6:45- Seating on Morrison’s deck for your four course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner

          Trail Day 1
          7:00 am- Breakfast buffet is available. Please inform the front desk when you would like to join breakfast upon check-in
          8:30 am- Meet your guides in front of Morrison’s front office. Have water shoes and alcohol/ extra beverages separate.
          8:45 am- Trail Orientation talk at Morrison’s Lodge
          9:30 am- Arrive at Trailhead
          9:40 am- Final Trip and Trail Talks
          10:15- 10:30 am- On the Trail
          4:30 pm- Ride across the river to Black Bar Lodge
          6:00 pm- Appetizers and Dinner. Generator is turned off at 10:00pm.

          Trail Day 2 
          7:30 am – Breakfast
          9:00 am – Load boats and cross river back to trail. (Common for hikers to ride boat for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
          10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
          4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
          6:00 pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. Generator is on all night.

          Trail Day 3 
          8:00 am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
          9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
          10:00 am – Hike up trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
          1:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
          2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

          Trail Day 4
          7:30 am – Breakfast
          8:30 am – On the trail.
          12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
          2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

          Take Out Instructions
          Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours and arrive about 4pm.



          What is the difficulty of the trail?
          The trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

          What are the hazards on the trail?
          Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

          How high are the rapids ranked?
          Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

          What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
          On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

          What do we wear?
          Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

          What do we bring?
          When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

          Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
          We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

          Do you provide drinks?
          We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

          What kind of food do you serve?
          We do a picnic style lunch that include healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

          What lodges do we stay at on the river?
          Depends on the trip. We use Morrison’s, Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

          Lodging Options before and after your trip:

          • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
          • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
          • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
          • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
          • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

          Campgrounds
          Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

          If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


          Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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          Hopilicious Hiking The Rogue River Trail 2017

          Hopilicious Hiking on the Rogue River Trail
          “Hopilicious” is a spin-off of our popular Paddles and Pints rafting beer experience. Beer and boots hit the trail Labor Day Weekend. Hike the trail and arrive at a comfortable river-side oasis where guides turn into chefs and prepare tasty meals that will compliment beer tastings. All camping gear and equipment for your trip will be shuttled between camps by raft. Tents, sleeping bags and beer will be set up for you when you arrive at camp each evening. Our featured brewer will spend time explaining their craft and point out interesting facts about their beers. We’ll highlight the northwest’s best as well as bring in some rare international brews, as well.


            2017 Trip Date 
            (2 night camp / 1 night lodge)

            Date to be announced soon.

            • Duration: 4 Days
            • Season: Spring/Fall
            • Age: Adults over 21
            • Start: 8:30 am at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge near Galice, Oregon
            • 40 miles of hiking over four days
            • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
            • Four days/three nights, camping nights one and two, then Paradise Lodge for night three
            • Great food, brew master featuring the best Northwest beers
            • Beer tastings each evening
            • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the fourth day
            • What’s Included: All meals, beer, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
            • Not Included: Guide gratuity, Government access fees

            Daily Mileage
            Day 1: 10.2 miles to first camp
            Day 2: 11 miles to second camp
            Day 3: 7 miles to Paradise Lodge
            Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


            (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

            Trail Day 1
            8:30 am – Meet at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge (8500 Galice Road, Merlin, OR – map). Meet your guides, pack gear into dry bags, map orientation, lock car and place keys in key storage.
            9:30 am – Arrive at Grave Creek Trail head. Trail orientation and safety discussion about rafts and trail.
            10:00 am – Hiking on trail, with water breaks, lunch stops, and fantastic views of the Rogue River Canyon.
            4:00 pm – Camp activities, setup camp, read a book, relax, hike, nap.
            4:30 pm – Beer tasting and presentation by brewmaster.
            6:00 pm – Dinner and beer pairings.
            Evening of storytelling and beer stories.

            Trail Day 2 
            7:30 am – Breakfast
            9:00 am – Load boats and hit the trail.
            9:30 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
            4:30 pm – Camp activities, more relaxing, wow, those guides know how to cook. I’m so full! Wow, dessert. Okay I guess I can eat more. More Beer.

            Trail Day 3 
            8:00 am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
            9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
            10:00 am – Hike the trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
            2:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge. Enjoy a day/evening at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

            Trail Day 4
            7:30 am – Breakfast
            8:30 am – On the trail.
            12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
            2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

            Take Out Instructions
            Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110 and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4pm.



            What is the difficulty of the trail?
            The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

            What are the hazards on the trail?
            Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

            How high are the rapids ranked?
            Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

            What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
            On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

            What do we wear?
            Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

            What do we bring?
            When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

            Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
            We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

            Do you provide drinks?
            We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else  you would like to have.

            What kind of food do you serve?
            We do a picnic style lunch that include healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

            What lodges do we stay at on the river?
            Depends on the trip. We use Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

            Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
            Morrison’s Lodge is the preferred lodging location in our area for convenient orientation and launching of your trip.

            Other Lodging Options

            • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
            • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
            • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
            • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
            • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

            Campgrounds
            Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

            If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


            Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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            Rogue River Hiking Trail Map

            Rogue River Trail Map

            Purchase Your Own Rogue River Hiking Trail Map
            Rogue River Trail Hiking Maps are available from our office. Waterproof, 28″ x 10″ full size. Order your map today! Call 1.800.336.1647 for more information.

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            Rogue River Hiking Car Shuttles

            Car Shuttles
            Our shuttle service offers a locked parking lot at our office in Merlin, Oregon. Leave your car with us and we’ll take you and your gear to the trailhead. Your car will be delivered to the scheduled location on your requested day. We offer this service due to the problem of break-ins and car thefts at the Grave Creek Trailhead. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR AT GRAVE CREEK.

            2017 Shuttle Pricing
            All Rogue Wilderness Adventures trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available. These shuttles are intended for self-guided hikers on the Rogue River Trail who are not on a Rogue Wilderness Adventures trip.
            Foster Bar / Agness (Bear Camp Road) – $135.00
            Foster Bar (Eden Valley Route) – $185.00
            Foster Bar (Coastal Route) – $210.00
            Van Service for up to 14 People + Gear (Grave Creek / Foster Bar) – $325.00

            Shuttle services are available from Foster Bar, please call for more information.

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